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Dear Friends, once again we are celebrating Christmas! Our traditions are inseparably associated with this beautiful winter holiday. Many of us bring Christmas fast, Communion service, and jolly festivities back to our lives.  Russia is a multi-confessional country; however, Christmas in Russia has a great unifying...

06.01.2017
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Community

Dear friends and colleagues, on behalf of the Russkiy Mir Foundation please accept our kindest wishes with the upcoming New Year! We are all engaged into activities related to our historical Homeland, we are united by the love to the Russian language and to the great Russian culture. We strive for integrity and aspire to...

31.12.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Community

The Russkiy Mir Foundation has signed an agreement with the National steering committee of the 19th World Youth and Student Festival that is to be held in Sochi in autumn 2017. They agreed on the coordination of work in the sphere of popularization and promotion of the Russian language and Russia’s culture, exchange of information and arrangement of co-events. ...

27.12.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Community

<div style="text-align: justify;"><img src="/upload/medialibrary/b44/b449c42c6784c4a73906a4dd631d0558.jpg" border="0" align="left" width="277" height="185"  />   <div> On 24 December the Far East branch of the Russkiy Mir Foundaion received a delegation of young Chinese ice hockey players arriving in Vladivostok on a ten-day visit. The boys of 9 years have been playing ice hockey for two years now. They came to Primorski Krai in order to improve their skills taking classes at the...

26.12.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Community

XI Russian World Assembly will be taking place on 3-4 November 2017 in the Nizhny Novgorod Region. This was announced by Vyacheslav Nikonov, Head of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, during his meeting with the representatives of the Youth Parliament, Legislative Assembly of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, at...

05.12.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Community

On November 22, the Russian Language Week event has started at the Russian House of Science and Culture in Berlin. The event includes lectures, visits to partner educational organizations, classes, presentations of textbooks, film screenings, etc.  The event is organizaed by the Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, HTW Berlin, Association...

22.11.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: RussianLanguage

On 18 November 2016, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Turkey hosted the annual Autumn Ball organized with the support of Association of Compatriots, Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Turkey and the Embassy.  The opening speech was delivered by Georgy Toloraya, Director of Regional Programs at the Russkiy Mir Foundation.  ...

21.11.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Diaspora

On 14 November, the Russkiy Mir Foundation and Costa Rica Trade and Tourism Chamber signed a cooperation agreement. The document was signed by Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vladimir Kochin and President of the Costa Rica Trade and Tourism Chamber Ernesto Jimenez. The agreement is focused on the establishment of a Russian Center in San José and the...

16.11.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Diaspora

A meeting of Russian compatriots, alumni of Russian and Soviet universities with the delegation of the Russkiy Mir Foundation and representatives of Rossotrudnichestvo took place in Nicaragua. Vladimir Kochin, Foundations' Executive Director, and Nikolay Mikhailov, Coordinator of American Programms, spoke on behalf of the Russkiy Mir Foundation.  ...

15.11.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Diaspora

On 10 November, during a visit paid by a delegation of the Russkiy Mir Foundation to Central America, the Russkiy Mir Foundation and the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua concluded the agreement on the establishing a Russian Center at the university. The agreement was signed by Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation Vladimir Kochin and Rector...

11.11.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Education

On 7–13 November, delegation of the Russkiy Mir Foundation led by Executive Director Vladimir Kochin  will be travelling through the countries of Central America in order to build bulateral cooperation and discuss joint projects in the field of education.  During this tour, representatives of the Foundation will visit Cuba, El Salvador,...

08.11.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Diaspora

On 3 November, on the eve of Unity Day, the jubilee 10th Russian World Assembly is held in Moscow. 800 delegates representing tens of countries have arrived in Russia’s capital city to discuss urgent matters of the Russian...

03.11.2016
Rubric: Foundation news
Subject: Community

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Last Friday, University of Helsinki honoured a famous academician, Russianist, retiring professor Arto Mustajoki, who headed the Department of Russian Language and Literature at the University of Helsinki. Mustajoki is also the President of International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and the Dean at Faculty of Arts of the University of Helsinki.
Our compatriot Elena Duffort has been living in France for many years. She graduated from Cinematology Department of the Russian State University of Cinematography and is now engaged in organizing Russian Film Festival in Honfleur. She told the “Russkiy Mir” about why French people continue watching Russian movies with pleasure.
There is no other movement in Russian painting, which would be so demanded for and so highly valued, as the Russian avant-garde. No doubt, top three painters are Kandinsky, Malevich and Chagall. Up to mid-twentieth century, Kandinsky – one of the founders of abstract art - was considered the leading Russian avant-gardist.
What is the Russian World? What are its values? How do Russian people react and assert themselves in the modern world? Aleksey Gromyko, Director of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Science, Head of European programmes of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, attempted to answer these and other questions during the "Russian World and Russian Truth. Understanding Russia" round-table discussion.